Rubber Mixing Manager

Auburn, IN

Posted: 04/18/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 116.24TM Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Rubber Mixing Manager

Successful company that holds a large part of the market share in their industry is seeking a leader with experience in rubber materials manufacturing and mixing.  Company is adding new products and equipment.  First shift, salaried position with a full suite of benefits, safety shoe reimbursement, onsite gym.

This position will oversee the daily operations of manufacturing for Rubber Mixing at the corporation.  This person will coordinate, plan, and direct all activities having to do with the Mixing of Rubber compounds at the corporation.  This person should also be able to analyze production costs to verify he/she is meeting the corporation’s business plan goals.  Ability to independently and effectively problem solve when trouble shooting.  If necessary, lead cross-functional teams to resolve concerns.  In addition, manage and assign personnel to accomplish tasks that occur under the requirements of mixing and compounding of rubber.  The goal of this position should be to develop the people under themselves so that he/she can spend 60% of his/her time on continuous improvement projects and bringing new ideas to completion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Decide how best to use plant’s workers and equipment to meet production goals
  • Ensure that production stays on schedule and within budget
  • Ensure that departments achieve production rates established by leadership
  • Hire, train, coach, and evaluate staff
  • Analyze projection data
  • Write production reports
  • Monitor plant’s workers to ensure they meet performance and EHS and PPE safety requirement
  • Streamline the production process
  • Determine whether new machines are needed or whether overtime work is necessary
  • Direct and assist where necessary in the fixing of any production problems
  • Aid in the implementation, creation, and/or maintenance of continuous improvement systems (5S, ISO 9001), processes for productivity, safety, cost, quality, and waste reduction
  • Provide technical solutions to help aid engineering, manufacturing, sales, and customer issues
  • Recommend and implement changes to production standards in order to achieve the best quality within the limits of the equipment capabilities
  • Develop the capabilities of machines and production schedules
  • Prepare charts, graphs, and diagrams to clearly communicate how department is running to goal
  • Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products to take a lead in process improvement activities
  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, process flows, and other information to understand methods
  • Provide recommendations on revision to new and/or existing parts, products, and processes by analyzing study time, motion, methods, and speed involved in maintenance, production, and other operations to improve efficiency, increase production, or improve on standards
  • Enact quality control procedures to resolve production problems or minimize costs
  • Design control systems to coordinate activities and production planning in order to ensure products meet quality standards

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  116.24

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • 5 year minimum, 10+ years preferred, background experiences in the following: Rubber Processing, Mixing, Extrusion, and Molding
  • Rubber Compounding/Mixing
  • Exposure to internal and external customer relationships
  • Exposure to working in a team environment
  • Rubber / Plastic processing or manufacturing background
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes
  • Implementing 5S
  • Managing processes with SPC
  • ISO 9001, ASTM, TS 16949
  • Computer applications: AutoCAD, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project
  • Working knowledge of Six-Sigma and APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning)

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  116.24TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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